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Title: Ultra-Compact Accelerator for 57Co Radioactive Isotope Source Replacement

Abstract

Enrichment plants represent one of the most sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, yet safeguards at these locations remain a challenge for DOE and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). One of the key instruments for safeguards at enrichment plants – the Cascade Header Enrichment Monitor – is being redesigned to reduce its weight, dimensions and installation time. However, the remaining problem with this instrument is that it uses a 57Co radioisotope source to produce X-rays. This project will develop an ultra-compact portable micro-linac capable of producing X-rays with energy 180 keV and with dose rate equivalent to ~4 mCi of 57Co. In order to make the linac compact and keep its cost low, it will be powered by an inexpensive, small Ku-band RF power source.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. RadiaBeam Systems, LLC, Santa Monica, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RadiaBeam Systems, LLC, Santa Monica, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1397272
Report Number(s):
DOE-RBS-15722
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0015722
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kutsaev, Sergey V. Ultra-Compact Accelerator for 57Co Radioactive Isotope Source Replacement. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kutsaev, Sergey V. Ultra-Compact Accelerator for 57Co Radioactive Isotope Source Replacement. United States.
Kutsaev, Sergey V. Thu . "Ultra-Compact Accelerator for 57Co Radioactive Isotope Source Replacement". United States.
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title = {Ultra-Compact Accelerator for 57Co Radioactive Isotope Source Replacement},
author = {Kutsaev, Sergey V.},
abstractNote = {Enrichment plants represent one of the most sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, yet safeguards at these locations remain a challenge for DOE and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). One of the key instruments for safeguards at enrichment plants – the Cascade Header Enrichment Monitor – is being redesigned to reduce its weight, dimensions and installation time. However, the remaining problem with this instrument is that it uses a 57Co radioisotope source to produce X-rays. This project will develop an ultra-compact portable micro-linac capable of producing X-rays with energy 180 keV and with dose rate equivalent to ~4 mCi of 57Co. In order to make the linac compact and keep its cost low, it will be powered by an inexpensive, small Ku-band RF power source.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1397272}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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